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>> the meeting will come to order. this is the monday, december 10, 2012 meeting of the land development committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. it's our last meeting of the year. my name is eric mar, chairman of the committee, our clerk is miss alisa miller. miss miller, are there announcements for us? >> please make sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices. items acted upon today will appear on the january 15th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you, i'd like to thank sfgtv which televises us each meeting. i'd like to say we have 7 items on the agenda today. madam clerk, please call item 1. >> item 1 is a resolution
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granting a street encroachment at 54 peralta avenue for construction of a driveway ramp. >> sponsor is david chiu and from dpw we have david qwan >> my name is eleanor tapk and i am with the department of public works. our office received a major encroachment request from sia consulting on october 26, 2011. the request is to remove and reconstruction a portion of the city-owned maintaining wall to construct a concrete driveway ramp with transition slope to conform to the existing sidewalk grade in order to provide vehicle access to the property at 54 peralta.
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we have reviewed project, the project has been routed to city planning for them to review on the conformity to the general plan and we receive a letter from them in december 12, 2011, stating that the project conforms to the general plan. we also referred the project to transportation advicery staff committee for them to review and they approved the project on march 22nd, 2012. the project subsequently referred to our department, structural section, hydraulic section, and to the disability sf (inaudible) for their review and they approved the project. we conduct a public hearing on
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june 6 and the project was later recommended for approval by the director of public works. i'm here, you know, if you have any question i'm here to answer any questions and also the project sponsor is also here if you have any additional questions that you may have. >> thank you. if there are no questions, let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? please come forward and line up against the wall if there are any additional speakers as well. we're going to limit it to two minutes per person. there's a buzzer, a light bulzer -- buzzer at 30 seconds to go. >> i received a notice about this meeting saturday. there was virtually no time to prepare a statement of objection to this. in other words, i got the thing one day
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ago, essentially. i think we ought to be continued to a later date to give the group of the neighbors -- most of the neighbors couldn't show up at such short notice, a 1-day notice for a meeting. i think it's absurd to get notice so late. i think it should be continued so we can get our people together and come up with our arguments against this project. >> sir, your name for the record. >> carl pastor. i do -- okay, this is what i'd like to say. because anyway, it's a physical impossibility to make the driveway to be constructed across the sidewalk without making the already very steep sidewalk even steeper than it is. at least two residents on our block are more than 70 years old. some have disabilities, changing the sidewalk would be an inhuman situation for the people so
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aged and disabled. the existing barrier wall was constructed by the city knowing the space on the other side would not and absolutely should not be used for housing. please honor our city officials who knew the barrier wall was in the best interests of the city of san francisco. they knew the space on the other side of the wall should not be considered a buildable site. please spare us this development and send compassionless people, money-oriented builders elsewhere. there must be a city department that should look into with this sidewalk issue to determine if it's detrimental to the elderly and handicapped residents. some people on our block require a walker, somebody else a cane, somebody else a wheelchair. nobody could tolerate, none of these people could tolerate an even steeper sidewalk. but anyway, thank you very much. >> thank you. i do have some cards that i didn't see before.
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michael mccabe, lou randell and michelle kimmel ?oo . >> i'm michael mccabe, i live just downtown in the hydrologically significant location from the development. first i'd like to echo the request that this project be, this hearing be continued for at least a month because we need to get together and get -- present our case and as it turns out, we had very little notice of this. so we'd like to -- and also specifically, hampshire street and peralta
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street, draining into hampshire street, is a significant drain area. it's not obvious from here, but this is the retaining wall, the hill goes down to the north quite steeply and there's very important hydrological considerations. rochelle, who is going after me, has another photograph that shows how the water might flow as it hits the curb cut and we're quite concerned that the water might go into the sidewalk and subsequently into my house. that's all i have to say for now. basically, we're just seeking a continuation at this point. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, thank you
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for your time today, my name is rochelle kimbell, i live at 51 peralta avenue. i also request a continuance. we appeared before dpw on june 6 and we were told there would be a verdict two weeks later. we have been waiting since and we being a dozen people showed up for the first hearing, 10 people showed up for the second, none of us were notified with the exception of mr. bob bessa who last week received a phone call from supervisor campos' office. dpw promised to let us know in two weeks and this notice arrived saturday for this hearing today. there are fuer russ people in our group and the northeast slope who were unable to rearrange their work
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scheduled for monday to be here. we definitely need a continuance. that's the first point i'd like to make. the second point is one illustrated by the overhead, if you would please switch to the overhead. now, this is the proposed garage and the proposed cut for the driveway. what you are not seeing is the existing wall and the existing curb, which stop the water from flowing into the houses down on hampshire that is our main objection and has always been our objection. we have seen this curb cut. it is not going to be adequate to stop the water from flooding the housing down on hampshire, we say this over and over again and no one seems to notice nor
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do i see any kind of drainage system install i had here. i urge all of you to come out. >> thank you so much. ma'am, your time is up. thank you so much. next speaker. >> i am lou randell, i live at 52 peralta, everyone who is working on the development is going to have to make a u-turn in front of my house with a stairwell, no stop sign, no yield, no slow down. i've asked twice to have the city put in speed bumps and they didn't do it. it's already a traffic hazard and putting construction crews around that corner is going to cause damage to people and the property. thank you. >> thank you, is there anyone else that would like to speak? then public comment is closed. can i just ask miss tang and
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mr. kwan if you can respond how the flooding can be mitigated or some of the other issues brought up and how the project sponsor has tried to mitigate that if at all. >> john kwan, department of public works. the citizens did bring up these concerns at the directors' hearing. based on those concerns we did inform the applicant to do an engineering analysis. that's why it was evaluated by a hydraulics group who evaluate the storm water. it was evaluated by a structures group who evaluated what was happening with the wall and eventually a disability group. in the engineering analysis it was determined that in times of heavy rain, the rain

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TOPIC FREQUENCY Us 5, Dpw 2, Michael Mccabe 2, Lou Randell 2, San Francisco 2, Mr. Kwan 1, John Kwan 1, Michelle Kimmel 1, Eleanor Tapk 1, David Chiu 1, Alisa Miller 1, Miller 1, Campos 1, Buzzer 1, Hampshire 1, Stairwell 1, Peralta 1, Rochelle 1, Rochelle Kimbell 1, Eric Mar 1
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